Israel's military operation against the Islamist terror organisation Hamas in the Gaza Strip, has cost hundreds of lives so far. Civilians are dying every day in Gaza, while Hamas continues to fire rockets into Israel. Do the international mediation efforts still have a chance of success? Or will it ultimately be only the extremists and hardliners on either side who benefit from the blood-letting?
With the World Cup over, all eyes are now on the new Bundesliga season. There’s still a month to go before things kick off, however. As the teams prepare for the new campaign, we thought we could keep you busy with a selection of the loveliest goals from the past season: "Samba Strikes”?
Arts.21 goes conspiratorial. How do artists fight against Big Brother? In addition, we present eloquent, exciting new novelists from Nigeria. In our series, "When We Were 17… Youth at the Crossroads,” we look at 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell. And we’re in Berlin to report on how the Holocaust memorial is crumbling.
On this edition, we meet a paraplegic man who takes his wheelchair to skateboard parks. We visit the eastern German city of Schwedt, which is now regaining some of its lost population, take a ride on an 80-year-old locomotive and visit a "postcrosser" in Bonn.